#AtoZChallenge H is for Heartbreak Hotel by Deborah Moggach

#AtoZChallenge 2019 Tenth Anniversary blogging from A to Z challenge letter

The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge  is for bloggers who wish to participate by publishing a blog post every day in April except for Sundays. Each blog post will focus on a letter of the alphabet. For example April 1 will be A, April 2 will be B and on it goes. By the end of April, a blog post for every letter of the alphabet will have been posted.


Heartbreak Hotel is a romantic comedy set in Wales. Buffy, a retired actor, needs a change and decides to make the move from London to a rural area of Wales. He has taken possession of a very run down B&B in a very isolated area. Very quickly he realises he needs to something to encourage guests to stay at his establishment.

Eventually, the guests start to arrive and we meet a very diverse group of people, who  arrive to stay in this very quaint establishment. At first glance they appear to have nothing at all in common, but they come to realise that perhaps they have more commonalities between them, than at first thought. 

My Thoughts

Hotel Heartbreak is a comedy, with a huge cast of characters. Some of them, I found to be quite charming. However, I did struggle to keep up with who they all were, and where they fitted in to the story. I found the structure and story line to be very stilted and all over the place.

I listened to this book as an audio book, and was quite annoyed by it. I would probably have enjoyed it more, if I had read the paper copy, as I felt I needed to keep flicking back the pages, to check up on who particular characters were. This wasn’t possible on the audio book, so I did become quite confused.

Heartbreak Hotel is the second book in the Buffy series. As I haven’t read the first book, it is probably not fair of me to rate this book harshly. I kept wondering if I would have enjoyed the book more, had I read the first book that introduced Buffy. 

My Rating


About The Author

Deborah Moggach

Deborah Moggach is British born and the author of many novels including The Ex Wives, Tulip Fever and These Foolish Things. She has adapted many of her novels as TV dramas and has also written film scripts including the screenplay for Pride and Prejudice. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was a huge bestselling and the movie adaptation was an award winning hit.


Published in 2013 by Chatto and Windus, an imprint of Penguin,
Random House London

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7 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge H is for Heartbreak Hotel by Deborah Moggach

  1. Too many characters can be a disadvantage when an author does not transition smoothly and jumps all over the place. Disappointing when you invest time to read a book. Sometimes I feel script writers jump around to make a tv program have a more mysterious, complicated plot with more depth to the story when really it is just smoke and mirrors.


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